Top 10 Tourist Places In Vagamon

OT Staff


Vagamon is a serene hill station in Kerala known for lush meadows, pine forests, and picturesque landscapes. It offers activities like trekking, paragliding, and boating, making it an ideal destination for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. With its rich culture and cuisine, Vagamon provides a tranquil retreat from city life.

A look at Vagamon, a hill station located in Kottayam | Shutterstock

Vagamon Meadows

The Vagamon Meadows, or Barren Hills, is a lush expanse ideal for picnics and nature walks. Visitors can enjoy strolls, photography, diverse flora, traditional Kerala snacks, and tea at local food stalls.

A view of the Vagamon Meadows | Shutterstock

Pine Hill

Pine Hill is a tranquil spot with tall pine trees, popular for photography, picnics, and romantic walks. Adventure seekers can also enjoy trekking and rock climbing, with nearby vendors offering authentic Kerala cuisine.

Within the Pine Hill of Vagamon | Shutterstock


Kurisumala is a famous Christian pilgrimage site with a monastery and crosses leading up the hill. Visitors climb for beautiful views and spiritual reflection. Nearby eateries serve traditional vegetarian Kerala meals.

Kurisumala, a renowned Christian pilgrim centre in Kottayam | Shutterstock


Thangalpara is a sacred Muslim pilgrimage site with a massive rock believed to have been carried by Sufi saint Sheikh Fariduddin. Visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and explore local markets offering Malabar-style biryani and snacks.

Thangalpara and the visual beauty of the blue sky | Shutterstock

Mundakayam Ghat

Mundakayam Ghat offers stunning sunrise and sunset views, making it a favourite among photographers and nature lovers. It is also a hotspot for paragliding due to its favourable wind conditions. Visitors can explore tea estates and sample fresh tea and traditional Kerala meals in nearby cafes.

A view of the Mundakayam Ghat | cross_beam_racer_2024/instagram

Vagamon Lake

Vagamon Lake offers serene boating and picnicking surrounded by lush greenery and hills. Visitors can rent pedal boats or rowboats and enjoy local street food like spicy fish fry and banana chips.

A wooden bridge stands on the Vagamon Lake | Shutterstock

Marmala Waterfalls

Marmala Waterfalls, hidden in dense forests, offer a tranquil retreat for nature lovers. The 60-metre waterfall creates a picturesque setting. Trekking to the falls is an adventurous activity, and nearby shacks serve refreshing coconut water and Kerala snacks.

A view of the Marmala Waterfalls | Shutterstock

Barren Hills

Barren Hills, despite its name, is a lush landscape ideal for paragliding and picnicking. The meadows offer panoramic views, and local vendors provide tasty treats like tapioca chips and fish curry.

A view of the Barren Hills | Shutterstock

Idukki Dam

A short drive from Vagamon, Idukki Dam is one of the highest arch dams in Asia. It offers spectacular views and insights into hydroelectric power generation. Guided tours are available, and visitors can enjoy regional dishes at nearby restaurants.

A view of the Idukki Dam | Shutterstock

Tea Gardens

The vast tea gardens in Vagamon offer guided tours for visitors to learn about tea cultivation and processing. Walking through the lush plantations is refreshing, and popular activities include tea-tasting sessions, purchasing freshly packed tea, and enjoying local snacks like pazham pori (banana fritters).

A view of women at work in the Vagamon tea gardens | Shutterstock

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